Afformations vs. Affirmations
Just think positively and all that you want will drop in your lap. How many times have you heard that? One would think by now that we would have world peace if that worked, or at least more paid vacations. Clearly something more is needed.
Well, it seems someone finally added that 'something' to the mix, making self-help actually useful. Noah St. John points out in his new book, The Book of Afformations: Discovering The Missing Piece to Abundant Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness, what, at least in part, has been missing. It's in understanding how the brain functions.
After thousands of hours of study, St. John, who himself grew up poor, realized a few key things. He says, "If you say to yourself, 'I'm rich,' your brain knows you're lying and nothing happens. But what if you pose a question for your mind? Then, it tends to go on an automatic search function."
You see, the brain is both efficient and neutral. Asking a positive question empowers the mind. So if you want to be wealthy, ask, why are you wealthy? The mind is eager to search for answers and can go into its natural creative mode.
If you ask, ‘Why can't I lose weight?,’ the brain comes up with disempowering answers. If you ask, ‘Why is it so easy to lose weight’?, the brain comes up with empowering answers.
St. John says, ‘Most people don’t believe they can really reach their goals and you have to take that into consideration. When you know how to use the brain the way it naturally works, you can learn to use it to draw what you want to yourself faster, easier, and with a lot less stress.’
What makes this training different is using a few simple concepts. St. John calls these;
1) crossing your own ‘Belief Gap’, where our imbedded presuppositions can create self-sabotage;
2) getting over ‘success anorexia’ by giving ourselves ‘Permission to Succeed;’ and
3) using a ‘Power Habit System.’
Studies show that people who are good at succeeding, unconsciously do things like these. So, why not do them with some conscious effort?
Let’s say you have a goal of wanting to lose those extra 10 lbs. The very next thoughts you have will most likely be negative. Your ‘Belief Gap’ tells you in many ways how you can't have this.
If you want to learn how to eliminate self-sabotage from your life and are willing to put in consistent effort, this is worth the read.
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